Monday, November 14, 2005

The Ugly Side Of Blogging

Certain blog entries aren't worth the trouble of arguing with commenters. It's even worse when they are old entries -- I can't even remember what I wrote in the first place without looking, and then I have to turn around and defend it. Therefore I have removed two posts from DJWriter, never to grace a screen again. Of course, it will take a week or two for Google to wipe them out of its cache.

I won't specify the subject matter, but I want to vent a bit... I started out harboring no ill will toward the person mentioned in the posts. After he contacted me, my feelings ranged from annoyed at best to virulently angry at worst. He turned out to be more arrogant, condescending, and self-absorbed than even I am (to some extent, aren't those prerequisites for blogging?). When he asked in essence why I have a blog if I refuse to agree with him, I thought, I don't need this shit. Sorry to go all Nazi here (incidentally, he and others compared me to the Nazis -- see Godwin's law), but this is my little fiefdom, and I run it as I see fit. So although I still believe what I wrote, I'm taking down the posts and comments to avoid future irritation. Perhaps he will take pleasure in that; I don't care as long as I never hear from him again. Maybe they will resurface in my collected works after I'm dead (how's that for arrogance?).

Sunday was a reflective day, and not just because I was installing my radiator reflectors. This is only the beginning of a lot of housekeeping to be done in my life...

UPDATE 11/25/2005 - Okay, it's official: according to Google the aforementioned blog entries no longer exist.